Academic Integrity


There is no doubt that the positive and active learning attitude is the requisites for university studies. The aims of university education are not only to enhance students’ knowledge and academic excellence, but also to nurture students with high moral standards; and to prepare students for responsible citizenship. A high standard of academic integrity of the universities generates positive impacts on academia and society. From the personal perspectives, what should we do for maintaining the academic integrity? Before we go, we should know what academic integrity actually is.


What is Academic Integrity?

Academic integrity is the moral code of academia which includes values such as avoidance of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresenting other’s work, or fabricating information. For upholding the high standard of academic integrity, every individual of the academic community should :

· Be honest with each other in the pursuit of knowledge ;

· Be trusty so as to believe in others, collaborate and share with others to explore their potential height ;

· Be fair to all by adopting clear standard, practices and procedures; and engaging in fair interaction with others ;

· Be respectful to a wide range of opinions and ideas to extend the boundary of knowledge ; and

· Be responsible for safeguarding personal integrity of scholarship and research; and take action against wrongdoing.


About the Policy on Academic Dishonesty & Plagiarism, see the Student Handbook 2017/18.


The Significance of Academic Integrity

Academic integrity not only obeys the rules, but also associates with your conduct within campus which can reflect the type of person you are; which speaks to your personal integrity. The College expects that all students will uphold academic integrity in face of any situations, which is essential for effective learning and academic excellence.

In the pursuit of high standard of academic integrity, you should

· Submit your own work in all areas of your study;

· Ensure the presented information and data are accurate (i.e. not fabricated); and

· Acknowledge all sources of the work of others properly that include the words, ideas, artistic products and research findings, etc.


Please be an honest HSUHKer and commit to the Academic Integrity.



Reference: The center for academic integrity (CAI) . (1999). The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity. Retrieved 5 August, 2015, from .